Sunday 29 April 1951
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include [Ralph] Dale Earnhardt in Kannapolis and Dale Earnhardt.
The Thing from Another World, directed by Christian Nyby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while From Here To Eternity by James Jones was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching AMC.
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- Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
- Saint Hugh of Cluny
- International Dance Day.
- Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
- Greenery Day (1989-2006).
- Sh?wa Day (2007 - Day of Showa period, which is reigned by Emperor Hirohito)
- Roman Empire - second day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Bah�'f Faith - The ninth day of the Festival of Ridv�n.
- Saint Catherine of Siena
- Saint Wilfred the Younger
- Saint Peter of Verona
- [Ralph] Dale Earnhardt in Kannapolis: North Carolina, USA; NASCAR driver/"The Intimidator" (dies 2001).
- Dale Earnhardt: American race-car champion and favorite of the fans known as "the Intimidator" due to being a relentless, hard-charging driver who never let up.
- Marie-Jo Zimmermann: French politician, a Member of Parliament for the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party.
- John Holmes: English diplomat British Ambassador to France.
- Tibetan delegates to the Central People's Government arrive in Beijing and draft a Seventeen Point Agreement for Chinese sovereignty and Tibetan autonomy.
- RKO releases the Howard Hawks sci-fi film, quotThe Thing (From Another World)quot.
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